“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
“But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.”
In the midst of putting this post together I had a meltdown encounter with my three-year-old spirited son. I was the one melting down, to be clear. He was disobeying, ignoring me, and finally hit me. I reacted in anger, dragged him to his room, and pushed him in with him fighting me every step of the way. I yelled. I lost my cool. I was so *not* gentle or kind or loving. Husband walked through the door at that exact moment and saw the worst of it. His gentle words caused me to feel great conviction, which led to me cuddling with Isaac in his bed, apologizing to each other and tearfully saying I love you and rubbing noses. He asked me why there was water coming from my eyes as my tears dripped regret onto in pillow. I told him that I was sad that I yelled, and with big brown eyes full of love he put his arm around my neck and tenderly said “It’s ok, Mommy, I love you”.
Praise God for grace every moment of the day. Praise him for mercies and compassions. May my mistakes and yours always end with conviction and love and second chances. My emotions are so fickle but He is my fortress of love, singing peace over me.
If you are in a season of your life that is ripe with heaviness and burden, I want to encourage you today to breathe in the newness of a morning gifted to you by God. His mercies are new every morning, and He never fails. There is beauty all around us, dear friends, and my prayer for you today is that you see it and revel in it. Let it wash over you with gratefulness and peace.